Duyckinck family papers

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Description
Evert Augustus Duyckinck (1816-1878) and his brother George Long Duyckinck (1823-1863) were biographers, editors of The Literary World between 1848 and 1853, and editors and publishers of the Cyclopedia of American Literature. Collection consists of literary and general correspondence, diaries, notebooks, manuscripts of writings, memorabilia, and legal, financial, and business papers, 1830-1878, of E. A. Duyckinck and George L. Duyckinck. Also, correspondence, daybooks, account and receipt books, and journals, 1793-1833, of their father, Evert Duyckinck; papers, 1838-1889, of Margaret Wolfe Panton Duyckinck, wife of E.A. Duyckinck; papers, 1856-1869, of Henry Duyckinck, Evert Duyckinck, Jr., and George Duyckinck (sons of E.A. Duyckinck); papers, 1810-1851, of Sophia Roorbach; and papers of the Wolfe and Panton families. Includes the manuscript of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Old Manse (1846) and Herman Melville's "Hawthorne and His Mosses" (1850).
Names
Duyckinck family (Creator)
Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus), 1816-1878 (Creator)
Duyckinck, Evert, 1764?-1833 (Creator)
Duyckinck, Evert, 1841-1857 (Creator)
Duyckinck, George L. (George Long), 1823-1863 (Creator)
Duyckinck, George, 1846-1873 (Creator)
Duyckinck, Henry, 1843-1870 (Creator)
Duyckinck, Margaret Wolfe Panton (Creator)
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864 (Creator)
Irving, Washington, 1783-1859 (Creator)
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 (Creator)
Roorbach, Sophia (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1793 - 1889
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 873
Topics
Duyckinck family
Panton family
Wolfe family
American literature -- 19th century
Journalism -- United States
Publishers and publishing -- United States
Editors
Publishers
New York (N.Y.) -- Intellectual life
Genres
autograph albums
diaries
photographs
Notes
Biographical/historical: Evert Augustus Duyckinck (1816-1878), editor and biographer, son of Evert and Harriet June Duyckinck, and the elder brother of George Long Duyckinck (1823-1863). Evert Duyckinck Sr., (1764?-1833) was a publisher of standard literature in New York City. Duyckinck's higher education: Columbia College B.A. (1835); John Anthon LLD, admitted to the bar (1837). Duyckinck did not practice law; instead like his father, he opted for a literary career which began by submitting articles to the New York Review. He married Margaret Wolfe Panton in 1840. Their marriage produced three sons Evert, George and Henry all of whom died young. Duyckinck jointly edited with Cornelius Mathews the Arturus, a Journal of Books and Opinions between 1840-1842. He edited the Literary World for Osgood & Co. (1853). Evert with his brother George bought the Literary World (1853). They jointly edited it between 1848-1853. Together, the Duyckinck brothers edited the Cyclopaedia of American Literature (2 vols . 1855); Evert later revised it after the death of his brother George (2 volumes and supplement, 1866). Duyckinck edited other works and he compiled Irvingiana, Anecdotes and Traits of Washington Irving. George Long Duyckinck (1823-1863), editor and biographer, was the younger brother of Evert Augustus Duyckinck. George followed the career choice of his brother by entering the literary world and by not practicing law. Besides editing the Literary World, his other accomplishments include a biography of George Herbert (1858).
Content: Collection consists of literary and general correspondence, diaries, notebooks, manuscripts of writings, memorabilia, and legal, financial, and business papers, 1830-1878, of E.A. Duyckinck and George L. Duyckinck. Also, correspondence, daybooks, account and receipt books, and journals, 1793-1833, of their father, Evert Duyckinck; papers, 1838-1889, of Margaret Wolfe Panton Duyckinck, wife of E.A. Duyckinck; papers, 1856-1869, of Henry Duyckinck, Evert Duyckinck, Jr., and George Duyckinck (sons of E.A. Duyckinck); papers, 1810-1851, of Sophia Roorbach; and papers of the Wolfe and Panton families. Includes manuscript of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Old Manse" (1846) and Herman Melville's "Hawthorne and His Mosses (1850)."
Physical Description
Extent: 32.7 linear feet 82 boxes, 60 volumes, 2 oversized folders
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12103197
MSS Unit ID: 873
Archives collections id: archives_collections_873
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3d1bb5b0-fca1-0132-791d-58d385a7b928
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